The second Windstar Cruises’ ship to undergo an end-to-end transformation has been delivered back to the cruise line by the Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo, Italy.
Star Legend received a 25.6-metre mid-section insertion, boosting its capacity by 50 suites, and increasing passenger numbers from 212 to 312 guests. Two new restaurants, a larger spa and fitness centre, a bigger pool, new mid-ship Owner’s Suite, and other enhancements were also included in the overhaul which is part of Windstar’s US$250 million Star Plus initiative across its three Star-Class ships.
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Windstar Cruises’ President Chris Prelog officially received Star Legend back from the shipyard at a low-key event last week.
Star Legend begins cruising in Northern Europe on 4 September 2021 with the Belles of the British Isles sailing, operating roundtrip London.
“We’re proud to see Star Legend emerge from this major project with all initial plans completed,” said Chris Prelog, President of Windstar Cruises.
“We’re proud to see Star Legend emerge from this major project with all initial plans completed,” Prelog said.
“This is the ship I began my seagoing career on 20 plus years ago and to see it today like a new ship is more than exciting for me. I am blown away.”
“The outcome of this project is really a new build, a complete transformation,” said Prelog. “I can’t wait to see our guests enjoying the new spaces and amenities aboard this yacht.”
The small ship cruise line embarked on the Star Plus Initiative in 2019. Star Breeze was the first vessel to be extended. It rejoined the Windstar fleet in late 2020.
Star Pride is the third and final Star-Class ship in the series to undergo the extension project and is flagged to be returned to Windstar later in the year.